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Farquhar (About this sound listen ) is a surname of Scottish origin, derived from fearchar, from fear ("man") and car ("beloved").[1] Farquharson is a further derivation of the name, meaning "son of Farquhar". The name originated as a given name, but had become established as a surname by the 14th century.[2]

Notable people with the surname include:


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  1. ^ Henry Harrison, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary (2013), p. 142.
  2. ^ David Dobson, The Scottish Surnames of Colonial America (2003), p. 41.